Category Archives: What’s Going on in Kamloops

This is our NEWS section where we relay the pertinent information about upcoming events to you – just in case you aren’t reading the event calendar;)

Ahoy Me Hearties:
Fun Factor Pirates Adventure 3D Blacklight Mini Golf

Kathy Grant, reporting…

“Ahoy me hearties! Now that Kamloops’ newest attraction “Pirates Adventure 3D Mini-Golf” has been open for a couple of months the feedback from this undertaking has been overwhelming:

We came in and played mini golf twice last week with my 4yr old and he had a blast it was very fun… I love that you have so many games a child of that age can enjoy so much thanks for the great place 🙂 ~ Facebook Fan
Continue reading Ahoy Me Hearties:
Fun Factor Pirates Adventure 3D Blacklight Mini Golf

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

BFing Friendly Kamloops:
Mighty Oak Midwifery

Nursing In Public.  Does anyone else find it funny that the acronym is N.I.P.?

When you have a hungry breastfeeding baby, it just becomes a reality for many Moms.  I know that I am not the only Mom who raised my infants with the “if you are hungry I will feed you” mentality.  As our infants tend to dominate our actions when Mom is the only one that can meet their mealtime needs, our infants can definitely control where (and when) we go out!  Kamloops is a fantastic community for families and so in an effort to support BFing Moms out there, Mighty Oak Midwifery and KamloopsParents.Com are joining forces to bring you a Breastfeeding Friendly Kamloops Directory.

You can look forward to it being linked in our directory, in the near future!

Until then, Kamloops Parents, it’s up to us to build it!!  Where have you felt that you were welcome to nurse?  Are there places in Kamloops that have space for Moms to have a seat (change a diaper) and feed their little one?  The goal of this directory is not to put down those businesses that have not yet come to realize the value in providing comfort to Moms with young babies, it is about THANKING those businesses that are putting themselves forward as a business that is accommodating and supportive of parents with young babies that need to feed and change their little ones).

A few months ago, I put the word out to see if we could begin to put together the names of places that are breastfeeding friendly and here’s what we got…

  • Well I don’t know exactly but every time we’ve eaten at Flavours of India
  • the art we are….my daughter and I eat there often 🙂
  • I have breast fed in White Spot, Denny’s, Montana’s, Red Robins, and Nandos

  • Amsterdam (the place in Valley View)

  • Restaurant at Zellers is definitely BF friendly.

  • Alive and Well Massage Therapy Clinic- pre- and post-natal massage and infant massage are offered, so of course we encourage the little ones to snack 🙂

  • Sears is great. They have a BF’ing room that has a rocking chair, sink and changetable.

  • I know this isn’t in town but for those going to Kelowna the Orchard Park Mall has an awesome BF room with a small kids bathroom, toys, and games for slightly older siblings. The only way in is with a key from customer service.

  • Hot House Bistro! They even have a sticker on the window by their door to indicate that they are breast-feeding friendly.
  • Walmart used to have a nice comfy chair in the baby section….maybe it wasn`t meant for nursing but I used it!

  • Never had any problems at Swiss Pastry Shop downtown. Staff is also very accommodating with kids (strollers, etc.) and have always had a great attitude toward them being there, which is pretty cool given that the place is pretty tight quarters.

  • Aberdeen Mall has an awesome family washroom.  It has a BF chair like the hospital one.

Let’s keep it building!  If you have positive nursing experiences in a local business, please let us know!  Email elizabeth@kamloopsparents.com or comment on this post to help us build the directory!

Mighty Oak Midwifery is proud to provide breastfeeding friendly services and support.  If you have any questions, you can contact them.  You can also enjoy their monthly “Mom’s Morning Out” on the first Wednesday of June, July and August at Prince Charles Park at 11am.  Their facebook page shares more information.

Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Kamloops Art Gallery: Birthday Party Guide

If your child is creative and loves to get a little messy, why don’t you let the Kamloops Art Gallery host your next birthday party?

Birthday Parties at the KAG

The ultimate in birthday fun!

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Pink Shirt Day: Crafting With Kids

Bullying.

It’s bad news.

It happens and kids get hurt.  Hey, we get hurt.  There was a young man in grade 9 who was made fun of for wearing a pink shirt at a new school.  The next day, his classmates chose to take a stand and two young men distributed pink shirts to many boys at the school.  Now, the message has spread.

Bullies – we say buzz off!

February 23rd, many children across the globe will be encouraged to wear pink shirts to school to take a stand against bullying and break the stereotype that pink is just for girls.

If you can, wear pink and support the initiative!

My kids and I have made special pink shirts to wear tomorrow- today’s crafty project!

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Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.

Big Little Science Birthdays

Super Science Birthday Parties at the BIG Little Science Centre

Everyone is invited to come to the BIG Little Science Centre for a

Super Scientific Birthday Party!


Science Birthdays are all about activity and excitement (with some learning going on at the same time). They are perfect for busy young people who want something special and different. Kids do real science activities and have a lot of fun. Even adults might consider having their birthday at the BIG Little Science Centre!


You and 9 of your friends will spend two hours enjoying the fantastic BIG Little Science Centre, assisted by our own scientist host. Explore over 130 different scientific, crazy and fun exhibits in the two hands-on rooms. Enjoy and participate in a special show or laboratory chosen from a wide selection of special favourites. We even have a party room for you to serve food and unwrap gifts. Watch out for the carbon dioxide powered rocket! Learn how to put out the birthday candles without messing up your cake!


We warn you now; be prepared for children to have such a great time it will be hard for them to leave.

Science Shows might include one of the following:
Light and Colour
Magnetism
Air Pressure
Static Electricity

Science Labs might include one of the following:

Dinosaur Detectives

Simple Batteries

Simple Circuits

Microscopes; sand or crystal labs

Times available for Booking Birthday Parties:
Weekday evenings: 3PM- 5PM, 4PM-6PM, or 5PM-7PM.
Saturdays: 10AM-Noon and 2PM-4PM.

Standard Booking Charge:

$125 per booking for up to 10 children. There is a $5.00 per person charge for each party guest beyond the 10-person limit, special permission is required for more than 15 persons. A down payment of $25 is required 1 week in advance, with full payment before the start of the party. Payment options are cash or a cheque made out to the BIG Little Science Centre.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by a minimum number of adults. The first 5 adults accompanying children are not charged admission. Adults beyond the first 5 are charged $5 per person.

For more information check out the BIG Little Science Centre website:

www.blscs.org

To book, just contact us at:

250-554-2572

gord@blscs.org

Located in the Bert Edwards Science and Technology School

711 Windsor Avenue, Kamloops, BC

Enter through the doors facing York Avenue, behind the Kindergarten portable.

The BIG Little Science Centre Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing a passion for science among the youth in our community.

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!